You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Busan: Teresa Teng Songs Inspire Fox-MM2 Series and Film

Singapore studio MM2 Asia and Fox Networks Group Asia are producing “Memory Eclipse,” a mini-series and movie inspired by the classic Chinese songs of Teresa Teng.

Teng was a Taiwan-born singer who was said to be have the best voice of her generation in Chinese. She also recorded in English and Japanese. She died in middle age in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in 1995, but her repertoire and her image have remained popular.

The anthology series takes its cue from three of Teng’s songs: “Just Like Your Tenderness,” “I Only Care About You,” and, arguably her most famous, “The Moon Represents My Heart.” Each song inspires an individual story, which is are then connected to form the story arc.

The feature movie will be completed in the second quarter of 2020 and release before the series airs. It stars Yu Hua Sung, Cheryl Yang, Kaiser Chang, Esther Liu, J.C. Lin and Hsin-Ying Hsieh.

The projects are produced by John Chong (“Infernal Affairs”) and directed by “Bad Boy Symphony” writer-director Charles Sun.

Teng’s legacy has been kept alive in multiple forms. Her physical likeness was replicated in wax for the Madame Tussauds museum in Hong Kong, while a holographic likeness has also been used to give virtual concerts – including one with pop superstar Jay Chou. References to her career and her death are included in Peter Chan’s film “Comrades, Almost A Love Story.”

Popular on Variety

More Film

  • Clement Miserez, Matthieu Warter

    Mediawan Acquires French Production Banner Radar Films (EXCLUSIVE)

    Mediawan has acquired a majority stake in Radar Films, the French production company behind “Belle and Sebastian,” one of France’s most successful family movie franchises. Headed by Clement Miserez and Matthieu Warter, Radar Films has been producing French and English-language films, teaming up with France’s top studios, including Gaumont and SND. Besides “Belle et Sebastien” [...]

  • Jojo Rabbit

    San Diego Film Festival Adds Environmental Focus

    Now in its 18th year, the San Diego Intl. Film Festival, produced by the nonprofit San Diego Film Foundation, once again steals the movie glamour spotlight from its neighbor to the north, combining major regional premieres with a focus on social and environmental issues. Running Oct. 15-20, the festival received more than 3,000 submissions from [...]

  • Alex in Wonderland

    Mandi Riggi Tells Post-Punk Tale of Rebellion in ‘Alex in Wonderland’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Aftab is a bright, feisty, British-Indian teen living under her parents’ watchful eye amid the hedonism and decay of Thatcher’s London. When her strict and traditional parents decide to marry her off to the first available Indian suitor, Aftab rebels, taking a job at a sex shop and setting off to write her own destiny. [...]

  • Festival Directors Panel at Pingyao International

    Global Film Festival Directors Talk Chinese Cinema in Pingyao

    One of the Pingyao International Film Festival’s strengths has been its ability to draw on founders Marco Muller and arthouse auteur Jia Zhangke’s powerful network of global festival directors, who this year made the trek to China’s coal country, in Shanxi province, to engage with new Chinese talent. They gathered for a panel Tuesday afternoon [...]

  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

    Film Review: Angelina Jolie in 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil'

    With her horned headpiece, impossible alabaster cheekbones and high-camp attitude, Maleficent looms as by far the most iconic villain Disney ever created. Landing Angelina Jolie to play the “Sleeping Beauty” baddie in 2014’s live-action redo was a dream-casting coup for which the studio was rewarded with three-quarters of a billion dollars at the global box [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content